‘Cuba is already ours’: annexationists, filibusterers, & the US struggle to buy Cuba, 1820-1898

Dr Carrie Gibson, author of Empire’s Crossroads, which I reviewed here, recently gave a paper at UCL in London on the US’s many attempts to buy Cuba from Spain throughout the nineteenth century.

The paper is packed with information about nineteenth-century Cuba, and the various parties vying for power and influence there. Dr Gibson sets the story in the wider context, explaining how European imperial powers,  and the US and Cuba interacted at that time. The paper is fascinating, I highly recommend it for anyone interested in Cuba, or interested in the US’s intentions in the region during its formative years as a nation.

The paper is available to download or listen to via soundcloud – click here to listen.

For further information about the events, videos & podcasts from UCL’s Institute of the Americas, click here.

 

 

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